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Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (1963) [Analogue Productions 2010] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (1963) [Analogue Productions 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:44 minutes | Scans included | 1,31 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 870 MB

Midnight Blue is a 1963 album by Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Major Holley on double bass, Bill English on drums and Ray Barretto on conga, and is one of Burrell’s best-known works for Blue Note. Jazz Improv Magazine lists the album among its top five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that “f you need to know ‘the Blue Note sound’, here it is”. In 2005, NPR included the album in its "Basic Jazz Library", describing it as "one of the great jazzy blues records".

Blue Cheer - Outsideinside (1968)  

Posted by stahlkacker at July 29, 2010
Blue Cheer - Outsideinside (1968)

Blue Cheer - Outsideinside (1968)
FLAC, separate Files | No Log | Covers | 198 MB
Hard Rock | Acid Rock | Proto-Stoner
Mercury Records | Cat.-Number 314 514 683-2

Blue Cheer's debut album, Vincebus Eruptum, was widely and accurately described as "the loudest record ever made" when it first appeared in early 1968, and the band seemingly had the good sense to realize that for sheer brutal impact, there was little chance they could top it. So for their second LP, Outsideinside (which appeared a mere seven months later), rather than aim for something bigger and more decibel intensive, Blue Cheer decided to see how much polish they could add to their formula without blunting the skull-crushing force of their live attack. While Vincebus Eruptum was cut in simple and straightforward form with minimal overdubs, Outsideinside found Blue Cheer embracing the possibilities of the recording studio; Leigh Stephens overdubbed multiple guitar parts on several tunes, while the mix sends his leads flying around the room, though aggressive use of panning and the monstrous, fuzzy growl of his tone gets cleaned up on some tunes (check out the wah-wah solos on "Gypsy Ball"), though the results are still as gentle as a chainsaw. The engineering is friendlier to Paul Whaley's drumming; his traps don't sound as much like trash cans on these sessions, though the crude, phase shifting on "Just a Little Bit" remains gloriously amateurish. And if Dickie Peterson's bass sounds just about the same, he got to spend more time on his vocals here, and his blustery howl communicates better this time. The opening cut, "Feathers from Your Tree," also added a piano to the mix (which is somehow audible through the dozens of amps), while "Babylon" is almost funky in its lead-footed approximation of an R&B groove, and "The Hunter" is a broad but playful exercise in sexual swagger that, if nothing else, provided a lyrical conceit Kiss could use to more profitable effect nine years later. But if Outsideinside is cleaner, tighter, and more ambitious than Vincebus Eruptum, it's still clearly the work of the same band, and Blue Cheer sound every bit as thunderous on their sophomore effort. If anything, this LP captures the psychedelic side of their musical personality with greater clarity than the blunt approach of the debut; Outsideinside doesn't sound trippy so much as righteously buzzed, and the speedy roar of this the music is big enough that the legend that parts of this were so loud they had to be recorded outside seems not just plausible, but perfectly reasonable.
Album Review (allmusic.com)

Blue Foundation - Life Of A Ghost (2007)  

Posted by pgf000 at March 30, 2010
Blue Foundation - Life Of A Ghost (2007)

Blue Foundation - Life Of A Ghost (2007)
Trip-Hop/Downtempo/Shoegaze | MP3 | VBR 192-320 kbps | 52:15 | 75 MB

Blue Foundation is a Danish electronic music group which started out in 2000, based on Tobias Wilner (aka. Bichi’s) cooperation with various artists and musicians. Specially his work with Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg and Bo Rande has been characteristic for the Blue Foundation sound. You can find the beautiful and cinematic sound of Blue Foundation in major blockbusters such as “Twilight” and “Miami Vice.” Their music also appeared on the television series “The OC”. Blue Foundation released their 3rd album “Life Of A Ghost” in Scandinavia in 2007. This album is less trippy than the previous two, although still darkly melodic. With more accent on guitar/drums it is closer to indietronic/shoegaze type of downtempo music. I wish they don't progress further to Scandinavian gothic metal…
Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones (1962)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746507 2)

Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones (1962)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746507 2)

Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones (1962)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746507 2)
1962 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 248Mb+6Mb

In 1962, Freddie Hubbard was a full time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, but he still had enough time to record three solo albums – "The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard" for the Impulse label, and "Here To Stay" and "Hub-Tones" for Blue Note. While the former two derive a lot of their sound from that unmistakable Messenger style, "Hub-Tones" draws it feel from two of Hubbard's collaborations from a few years earlier – "Free Jazz" and "Ole Coltrane." On "Hub-Tones," Hubbard utilizes the paths of freedom forged by Ornette and 'Trane, but stays grounded to the classic Blue Note sound. Joining Freddie on this October '62 session are James Spaulding (who unfortunately was never given the chance to record his own album for Blue Note, but was an important contributor to Grant Green's "Solid," Bobby Hutcherson's "Components" and Wayne Shorter's "Schizophrenia" among others) on alto sax and flute, Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Hubbard made many great albums for Blue Note, and "Hub-Tones" is as good as any of them.
McCoy Tyner – The Real McCoy (1967)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746512 2)

McCoy Tyner – The Real McCoy (1967)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746512 2)

McCoy Tyner – The Real McCoy (1967)(Blue Note USA Pressing)(CDP 746512 2)
1967 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 233Mb+7Mb

This 1967 quartet was McCoy Tyner's first for Blue Note as a leader, although he had frequently recorded as a sideman for the label–with Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and Grant Green, among others. One of the last recordings produced by Blue Note founder Alfred Lion, and Tyner's first as a leader since leaving the legendary John Coltrane Quartet two years before, the session has a special quality. There's something of the Blue Note sound to the group's concentrated intensity, perhaps Lion's contribution as well as engineer Rudy Van Gelder's, while Tyner, a more conservative musician than Coltrane, was integrating the modal and expressionist forms of the Coltrane quartet into more tightly defined compositional patterns. In tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, Tyner found a true peer, another musician with a strong identity whose style represented a similar amalgam of conventional and innovative elements. Together with drummer Elvin Jones, and bassist Ron Carter, they both reassert the hard-bop mainstream with "Four by Five" and the deep blues of "Blues on the Corner" and extend it with the heightened solemnity of "Search for Peace" and the brilliant rhythmic interplay of "Passion Dance."

Wynton Marsalis Septet - Blue Interlude (1992) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 6, 2016
Wynton Marsalis Septet - Blue Interlude (1992) {Columbia}

Wynton Marsalis Septet - Blue Interlude (1992) {Columbia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 366 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 162 mb
Genre: jazz

Blue Interlude is the 1992 album by the Wynton Marsalis Septet. This was released through Columbia Records.

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) [MFSL, UDSACD 2085]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 4, 2016
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) [MFSL, UDSACD 2085]

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2015 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2085 | ~ 157 or 109 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 18 Mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album. To be reductive, it's the Citizen Kane of jazz – an accepted work of greatness that's innovative and entertaining…

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) [MFSL, UDCD 547] Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 3, 2016
John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) [MFSL, UDCD 547] Repost

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 547 | ~ 292 or 104 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 33 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop

Although never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train – Coltrane's only collection of sides as a principal artist for the venerable label. The disc is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities…
Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue (1994) [MFSL, UDSACD 2002] Repost

Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2002 | ~ 315 or 149 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

Patricia Barber, who is both a fine keyboardist and an atmospheric singer, contributes roughly half of the material to her Premonition debut. Her dark voice and the generally esoteric program takes awhile to get used to (listeners will have to be patient), but after two or three listens, this thought-provoking and rather moody set becomes more accessible…

VA - Offbeat: A Red Hot Sound Trip (1996)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 20, 2016
VA - Offbeat: A Red Hot Sound Trip (1996)

VA - Offbeat: A Red Hot Sound Trip (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 420 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Electronic, Downtempo, Trip Hop, Ambient, Experimental Rock | Wax Trax!/TVT | # TVT 7238-2 | 01:11:01

A collection of ambient breakbeat and soundtrack-influenced rock, Offbeat is an appropriately titled left-field venture of the Red Hot + Blue benefit series. Included are tracks from "alternative" acts like Soul Coughing, My Bloody Valentine, Spookey Ruben, Barry Adamson and Laika, plus more dancefloor-oriented producers like Skylab, DJ Krush, Meat Beat Manifesto, Moby, DJ Spooky and others. As can usually be counted on, this edition in the Red Hot series is a must for fans of the music, and an easy recommendation as an important starting point for neophytes.